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How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

How Food Companies Court Nutrition Educators With Junk Food

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Corporate sponsorship of professional events for nutritionists has been on the rise. But should the gatekeepers of nutrition information be taking free meals and snacks from McDonald’s and Hershey’s?

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KQED’s Forum: Should Food Stamp Users be Blocked from Buying Junk Food?

KQED’s Forum: Should Food Stamp Users be Blocked from Buying Junk Food?

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The federal food stamp program, known as SNAP, supports one in seven Americans at a cost of around $80 billion each year. With almost 70 percent of adult Americans overweight, some nutrition advocates want to prohibit SNAP recipients from using food stamps to purchase junk food such as soda and chips. Opponents say that such restrictions would unfairly target the poor and limit their food options. KQED’s Forum discusses the issue.

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Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

Where’s the Beef? A Vegetarian Ponders His Last Twinkie. (video)

| January 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Watch the video to find out the surprise Bay Area Bites blogger Mike Kahn got when he picked up some Hostess snacks and found that a number of them might contain beef fat.

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Pregnant Pause: Digesting Junk Food and Unwanted Opinions

Pregnant Pause: Digesting Junk Food and Unwanted Opinions

This is the deal: your pregnancy, your decisions. Unless you are causing physical harm to yourself or your baby, no one has the right to make you feel guilty or like a bad mother. NO ONE. And that goes for your food choices as well.

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The Doritos Dilemma: Giving Kids Junk Food

The Doritos Dilemma: Giving Kids Junk Food

I have a confession to make. For a couple of weeks in April, I allowed my daughters to place a little bag of Doritos in their lunch boxes. Many people will think I’m ridiculous for feeling this is something to confess to, but I know a lot of you out there struggle with the same […]

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